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I’m so excited to share a makeup look for all of you on this beautiful “Makeup Monday”.  Today is extra special because I have a Guest Writer here on Honeygirl’s World and this will be her first post that she shares with you.  Those of you that have been around the blog or my YouTube channel for a while may have seen my little sister Harmony stop in and share a smile.  Today she’ll be sharing a little information and her FOTD featuring BeYu Cosmetics.  Please join me in welcoming her to my site.

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On my face I am wearing BeYu Cosmetics.  I have on the Color Patch Eye Palette 348-4303 which has green tones with gold undertones and shimmer.  My eyes are lined with BeYu soft liner 667 for eyes which is a teal metallic, while on my lashes is BeYu Beauty Queen Volume Waterproof Mascara in black. The mascara itself is a very thin formula, so none of my lashes clumped together, making for effortless application. First coat already defined the lash length, and as I kept applying it was a very buildable and it was not a thick formula. Although the wand was bigger than my regular mascara, I had no problem applying the mascara at all and particularly loved the lightweight feeling after application.

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I have lined and filled in my lips with BeYu soft liner 5954 for lips, an almost burnt orange, without being so intense.  On top of that I am wearing BeYu catwalk volume gloss.  It is said to be an instant lip plumper and it does seem to have the effect of Plumping my lips.  It is a thick consistency but it’s not too uncomfortable on the lips.  It definitely is a gloss so of course, it will transfer should I eat or drink anything and I would need to reapply but it pairs perfectly with the soft lip liner, color matching perfectly with the lip liner.

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The eyeshadows are very soft it feels like I have nothing on and there was absolutely no fallout, yet the color pigments shine beautifully in the light, reflecting every speck of iridescence. The mascara caught every single Lash on my eyes and is not heavy or thick. The soft liner pencils for lip and for eyes glided on smoothly and their color payoff is quite excellent as well.

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Normally I prefer a matte eyeshadow as a base in any one of my pallets but for these quads, I think that every single shade available is gorgeous and easily wearable. Freely mix and match the shades to your individual preference, but quite honestly each quad has Shades that you could pair with anything and take with you on the go the only thing that I wish is that there were some form of mirror that came with the quads but I was able to use mirrors that I had already on hand.


Stay tuned for other looks using different quads and products from BeYu in the future, as well as a full review of some of the products you have seen displayed in this post.

Thank you Harmony for contributing to Honeygirl’s World.

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I don’t use a lot of makeup during the summer time and lately I have found that I have really been enjoying a simple look – mascara and lip balm.  But, after getting my hands on the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette, I’ve really been enjoying working with it and creating looks.  Contrary to how it looks, this palette is much more than a pink toned palette like it seems.  I’ve been loving the combination of warm tones to create showstopping looks.  Today I share with you a look I created using mainly this palette with a little pop of color on my lower lash line with ColourPop’s Flower Shop (from their Spring / Summer collection).  I’ll be sharing this look with you as well as swatches of the palette and more.  Be sure to click on the video if you want to chit chat with me and watch me GRWM when I create this look.

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Let’s chit chat about this palette first before we get into the whole makeup look, shall we?  The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette retails for $42.00 and includes 14 beautiful shades appropriate for any time of year.  This palette also includes a duo-ended brush to help create those stunning looks.

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I purchased this palette with a little help via an online site called Octer.com.  Octer is a cool platform to help with online shopping, making it possible and easy to shop no matter the device you use – whether you’re browsing on your smartphone, tablet or desktop.  Octer lists the biggest US stores and 8,000 brands across all verticals and fashion from everyone like Topshop, ASOS, Farfetch and Net-A-Porter.  Octer has been live since November and has a feature which helps consumers find the right product at the right price.  It’s easy to use and as simple as searching your favorite type of product – housewares, clothes, accessories, makeup and more.

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The Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette is an essential eye shadow collection that includes a variety of neutral and berry tones.  It’s the first permanent palette in the ABH line – which I love, since so many of the palettes I own from her were Limited Editions.  This palette includes gorgeously pigmented shades that offer you the opportunity to create endless looks for daytime and evening.  I am absolutely in love with the pigmentation of each color even if some of them did kick up a bit of dust and a little bit of fall out it’s a beautifully pigmented palette.  At first glance, this eye shadow palette looks like it would be too berry or too pink to create many looks, but I have found that I’ve been able to create a variety of looks with the shades.

The palette has faux suede packaging that make it feel really nice and soft and so far it has been easy to clean.  I love that each name is listed under the individual shades – which is always a great thing in any eye shadow palette.  The magnetic closure seals the palette up tightly, but not too tight as to make it difficult to open and close.  The mirror is a good size and this palette really offers a variety of shades for your money and make it a good travel palette.  I’m impressed overall with this palette, the packaging and the shades.

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The colors included in this palette are:

Tempera – Velvety beige with an ultra-matte finish
Golden Ochre – Earthy yellow with an ultra-matte finish
Vermeer – Iridescent shell with a metallic finish
Buon Fresco – Antique lavender with an ultra-matte finish
Antique Bronze – Metallic sable with a satin finish
Love Letter- Raspberry with an ultra-matte finish
Cyprus Umber- Dark coffee with an ultra-matte finish
Realgar- Brick with an ultra-matte finish
Warm Taupe- Earthy gray with an ultra-matte finish
Venetian Red- Crimson with an ultra-matte finish
Red Ochre- Sienna with an ultra-matte finish
Primavera- shimmery gold dust with a metallic finish
Burnt Orange- deep orange with an ultra-matte finish
Raw Sienna- neutral amber with an ultra-matte finish

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To create my look I used the neutral tones in the Modern Renaissance Palette to create the base of my makeup look.  For the pop of color, I decided that I would use Flower Shop from ColourPop as a little pop of color on the lower lash line.  Of course, you could totally utilize one of the berry shades in it’s place to really make the look pop.

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  • Raw Sienna – used as a transition shade above my crease, lower lash line to blend and smoke out flower shop
  • Burnt Orange – used to deepen the crease, lower lash line to blend and smoke out flower shop
  • Primavera – blended onto the lid and inner corner of my eye
  • Red Ochre – used to deepen the outer v to add dimension
  • Cyprus Umber – blended into the outer v and outer corner to add depth to the eye look, lower lash line to blend and smoke out flower shop
  • Tempera – used as highlight on browbone
  • Youngblood Cosmetics Liquid Eyeliner to create wing and liner on upper lash line
  • Ardell Demi Wispies false lashes
  • Flower Shop by ColourPop as pop of color on lower lash line
  • ColourPop Wisp – highlight on face
  • BlossomTime Rose Blush – Rose Powder Blush by Milani
  • Milani Dolce Caramello Lipstick (pictured), originally I had on Kandooment Orange & Pink Cadillac by Bdellium Tools
  • Jordana Cosmetics 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner Pencil in Aqua Stone – pop of color on lower lash line (base)
  • Milani Baked Bronzer in Sienna

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Want to see how I created this makeup looks?  You can check out the GRWM style video on YouTube where I chit chat with all of you as I get ready.  Click here to watch directly on Youtube or watch the embedded video below.

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If you are looking for a cool place to check out products from different devices, I definitely suggest checking out Octer.com, I’ve been enjoying the site since being introduced to it and it’s a fun place to check out items all over the web.  It’s not yet a year old, but has come a long way since it started in November.  When it comes to makeup palettes, the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette has really won my heart.  The eye shadows are very blendable and pigmented.  Considering the price point, you get gorgeous shades and it’s definitely worth checking out.  Like I mentioned before, while it looks like a palette you may only be able to utilize in the Fall, it’s actually a great neutral palette with pops of color.

Have you tried the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette?  If not, is it something on your list to check out?  If you have, what are your thoughts on this beauty?  Don’t forget to check out my video for a GRWM and walk through on how I got this makeup look.

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It seems like it’s been quite a while since I’ve shown my face in a makeup look or tutorial or anything along those lines.  As much as I love makeup, I love a bare face so much more and besides a little tinted lip color or lip balm and some mascara, I haven’t been really using much makeup lately.  With the boys out on Summer break and I feeling like a needed a little refresh, I figured I would pull out some makeup products I haven’t touched in a while and a few that I have been loving and bronze the heck out of my face while adding some glow and a little pop of color.  My GRWM video which you can click and watch here (also embedded below) is quite long since I’m chatting and talking it up like girlfriends do, so if you want the shorter version, just keep reading.  If you want to come hang out with me and talk story for 30 minutes or so, hey, grab something to drink – cup of joe or a glass of somethin’ and click play.

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Like most of my makeup looks, I didn’t really give it any thought and just pulled at different cosmetics to create something I knew was functional and that I could use during the day.  It seems like a really long time since I utilized my Milani Bella Eyes Gel Shadows, so I figured I would grab those and make use of them.  Frankly, I just really wanted to use Bella Khaki – it’s such a gorgeous color and I just don’t use it as much as I should.  If you are looking for a soft pop of color, a shade like Bella Khaki is gorgeous for that kind of look – it’s a gorgeous green with a light gold shift so it works really well with a bronze or neutral eye look.

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Here are the products I used:

BROWS

  • Milani Stay Put Brow Color in Medium Brown – brow gel

EYES

  • Milani Eye Shadow Primer
  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Eye Shadow in Bella Mandarin (transition shade)
  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Eye Shadow in Bella Taupe (crease and outer v shade)
  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Eye Shadow in Bella Bronze (Outer V and outer 3rd of eye lid)
  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Eye Shadow in Bella Khaki (lower lash line – pop of color)
  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Eye Shadow in Bella Cafe (lower lash line below Bella Khaki to blend and soften lower lash line color)
  • ColourPop Super Shock Shadow in Lala (applied and blended onto the eye lid)
  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Eye Shadow in Bella Chiffon (inner corner of the eyes – highlight)
  • Milani Bella Eyes Gel Eye Shadow in Bella Ivory (brow bone highlight)
  • Milani Kohl Kajal liner (waterline/tightline and a thin line on the upper lash line)
  • Ardell Demi Wispies False Lashes

FACE

  • Physicians Formula Butter Bronzer in Light (to bronze up the face all over)
  • Milani Baked Matte Bronzer in Sienna (to lightly contour)
  • Makeup Revolution Shimmer Brick Radiant
  • Milani Baked Blush in Rose D’Oro
  • Milani Illuminated Face Powder in Amber Nectar (blended all over the face to give a soft glow and soften my makeup)

LIPS

  • Jordana Easyliner Lip Liner in Rock’n Rose
  • Jordana Modern Matte Lipstick in Matte Whisper
  • Jordana Modern Matte Lipstick in Matte Innocent

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This eye look may require some additional layering, but it’s very easy to create and I love that you really can’t screw it up – it’s all about layering and blending.  You can certainly use this look without lashes and it would still be very wearable for every day – but since my lashes are pretty much non-existent, well – it was a given that I pop some wispies on and call it a day.

** The photos were taken with my phone, so I hope they offer a good visual for anyone reading.  Video also filmed with my phone.

That’s pretty much it.  The look is simple and easy to create and like I mentioned earlier, I do have a video that walks you through the steps if you’re interested in learning how I did it.  It’s a long one as I chat about my life at the moment and explain each step – so if you’re interested in hanging out with me, grab your favorite drink and watch the video embedded above or click here to watch directly on YouTube.

What about you… do you rock out a bronze look as summer season hits?  Comment below and let me know.

xo

Signature Honey

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There was absolutely no reason for me not to get the Lorac Mega Pro 2 after seeing sneak peeks months before it was released.  I was one of the lucky few that got my hands on Lorac Mega Pro last year and it has been a palette I have enjoyed and well loved so I just knew I needed to get my hands on its sister.  Being a fan of Lorac Pro palettes – I also own 1 and 2, I felt that I would really enjoy this new one and decided it was a great idea to get my hands on it.  A great friend, Kiley – waited in line and picked one up for me so I could add it to my collection and it’s been a palette I have been using consistently since.

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The Lorac Mega Pro 2 Palette was released in October this year as an exclusive palette to Ulta.com and Ulta Beauty stores.  This gorgeous thing retails for $59.00 and sports 16 shimmer and 16 matte shadows for a total of 32 gorgeous beauties all in one palette.  If you recall the Lorac Mega Pro palette (see my review and swatches of this palette that is no longer available here), this palette has a similar layout and packaging of the first and really looks great when compared to its sisters in the Pro family.  This sequel to the Mega Pro Palette is double the size of the Original Pro Palettes (1 & 2) and has a gorgeous blue packaging which I think is very appropriate and eye catching.  Like with any of the Pro Palettes from Lorac, the shadows are gorgeous and buttery, offering a velvety-smooth feel that is infused with soothing botanicals for easy application.  These shadows are very pigmented and do well wet or dry.  You can use each shade to apply to the lid as an eye shadow, wet a liner brush and apply wet as an eye liner or wet to increase the vibrancy.

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With such a wide and versatile range of shades, this palette would make a great holiday gift for that makeup lover in your life.  There are a few shades that are repeats from some of the Pro palettes like Black since they are essentials for an eye look.  The matte shades blend and apply really nicely and while they are all buttery, the shimmer shades can kick up some dust or fall out so for those that don’t work well with them, I suggest taking your time and patting each shadow on before blending.

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1st Row: Porcelain (matte), Custard (matte), Tawny (matte), Burlap (matte), Melon (matte), Tangerine (matte), Saddle (matte), Forest (matte)

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2nd Row: Bisque (matte), Lavender (matte), Purple (matte), Sorbet (matte), Goji (matte), Cabernet (matte), Ash (matte), Black (matte)

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3rd Row: Sugar (shimmer), Chiffon (shimmer), Prosecco (shimmer), Soft Plum (shimmer), Cinnamon (shimmer), Sandstone (shimmer), Gunmetal (shimmer), Blue Quartz (shimmer)

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4th Row: Moonlight (shimmer), Seashell (shimmer), Peony (shimmer), Dark Sienna (shimmer), Penny (shimmer), Olivine (shimmer), Gold Leaf (shimmer), Black Ivy (shimmer)

Whether you are a neutral lover or love a little pop of color – this palette will offer a wide range of shades and the price point can’t be beat.  I’m a huge fan of Carol Shaw and the Lorac Pro line so I knew I would enjoy this palette and all the gorgeous shades that it offered.  The bottom row of shimmer shades is probably my favorite, Dark Siena and Penny offering colors for me that easily work with my skin tone.  I think overall this palette not only gives you a wide range of shades to play with but the textures are nice and very blend-able.  As I mentioned before, if you have a little trouble with the dust kick up or fall out in these shades, make sure to tap the excess off your brush and apply in patting motions to the eye lid.  Also – a little goes a long way with these, so take your time when applying to the lid.  You can build the shades up to the intensity you want – so pick up a little color at a time.  You can always build up your shades, but removing color once it’s placed is near to impossible without starting all over again.  Used over an eye shadow primer, you can get all day wear from your shadows and so many of the shades make great “washes of color” to use all over the lid for those days you just want a little “something” added to your looks.

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I’m so glad that even with the hype around this palette, it is still available at Ulta.com giving other beauty lovers an opportunity to get their hands on it.  Last years launch of the Mega Pro palette was a huge fiasco and while I was lucky to get my hands on one of those, I felt so bummed that so many didn’t have an opportunity since it sold out in a matter of minutes.  If you are looking for a gift to treat yourself this holiday or one for the makeup lover in your life, I highly suggest picking up the Lorac Mega Pro 2 palette.  With so many options to choose from, hopefully my little suggestion will give you a little ease with shopping.

So what about you?  Did you get your hands on the Lorac Mega Pro 2 when it was released?  If so – are you loving it?  If not, will you be adding it to your collection or giving it as a gift – or both?

Pick yours up today (or a gift for someone else) at Ulta.com or Ulta stores.

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Let me be real with you all for a second… when asked, “What is your no makeup makeup look?”  I’ll straight up answer you with… “Um, no makeup – at all!”

But, It’s absolutely no secret that my every day makeup look (if I am using any makeup that is) is mascara and a lippy and on most days.  Since I really do not use makeup, but I want to add a little sexy to the mix, I’ll pull out my big guns, my heavy hitters… my HG products.  So today, in collaboration with a few gals from the Beauty Blogger Collab, I’m bringing to you my “no makeup” makeup look.  This is what I put on when I need a little swag in my look, but still want minimal makeup.  Of course, like I mentioned earlier – if you are looking for a look with literally no makeup, well – that works too 🙂

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So let’s chit chat a little about what my no-makeup makeup look is.  I definitely want to look polished and put together and it all starts with great skin and my skin care regime.  To give me that fresh dewy look that I love, I make sure to cleanse, add my favorite serums like Hyaluronic Acid and Anti-Wrinkle serum and then finish with a great moisturizer.  These products alone give me a natural glow and really freshen up my face and my look.  It’s essential that I do this each day to keep a youthful appearance.

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My basic and daily makeup products for me are mascara and lip balm so mascara and a lippy of choice is a definite must have.  My lashes are really short, so if I have clear eye lash glue on hand, I’ll slap on a pair of flirty false lashes, but today I opted for a few coats of mascara to help open up my eyes.  Since I have my eyeliner tattooed, adding mascara to my lashes not only opens my eyes more but also enhances my tattooed liner and makes my lash line look fuller.  My lips are another thing… if I am not pulling for a colored lip balm, I’m reaching for my favorite nude lippies to help enhance my pout.  Usually my no-makeup look would stop there, but if I want to add a little something extra, I’ll add a blush, highlight and a light contour.  Applying these with a light hand are key to get that sunkissed and radiant look that adds a little to your makeup but keeps them guessing if you have anything on.

Here are the products I used on my look today:

  • Brows – For my brows, since they are shaped fairly well and are full, I used my NYX Control Freak Eye Brow Gel.  (Review here)  I swept this product over my brows to set them in place for the day.
  • Lashes – Since I have short lashes, I like to layer certain mascaras to make my lashes stand out without false eyelashes.  Today I used my Covergirl Super Sizer mascara layered with Benefit’s Roller Lash.  These two lashes paired together help to give me some length and volume without looking spidery or clumpy.
  • Lips – One of my absolute go-to lippies for an “every day” or no-makeup look is MAC’s High Tea.  This lipstick is the perfect nude with a gloss texture and offers the perfect color to compliment my pout.
  • Bronzer – To add a little warmth, a light bronze and some subtle contouring I used Laura Geller’s Bronze-n-Brighten Baked Color Correcting Bronzer in medium.  Using a domed bronzing brush I light dust this all over the areas I want to give a subtle bronze look.  It’s not about contouring but more about a light definition.
  • Blush & Highlight – For a little color to my cheeks and a soft highlight I used my Laura Geller Blush-N-Brighten in Como.  This combination has a blend of pink and gold to offer the perfect amount of color to your cheeks and a gorgeous peach gold highlight so the sun looks like it is perfectly kisses your cheeks.  With a fluffy brush I lightly dust this on the applies of my cheeks and blend onto my cheek bone.
  • Set your makeup – To set and put that nice dewy look back into my face, I spritz on one of my favorite facial sprays.  Today I used my Evian Mineral Water Spray.  Since it is warm, this is perfect to cool me down but also give my makeup that effortless, no-makeup look.

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My normal “no-makeup” makeup look is pretty easy and simple to create but it puts a little pep in my step and still gives me that “put together” look without using too much.  If I go with a basic look (mascara and lippy) or add a little blush, bronze & highlight – it’s something you can definitely see me rocking out most of the time.  If I were asked what my go-to look for Summer is, this is it.

So what are your favorite go-to’s to create that “no-makeup”?  When I say “no makeup” I mean it, but sometimes we could use a little style and flair to our look, don’t you think?  Be sure to stop by and check out the links below for the no-makeup makeup looks of the lovely ladies from the Beauty Blogger Collab.

Smooches! xo

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It’s absolutely no secret that I love purple and those that know me, know that purple is my color obsession.  Because of this, during the Spring months I am in awe at the purple flora and fauna around me and look forward to their blossoms as they bloom.  Living in Up Country Maui a popular floral tree and flower is the Jacaranda.  It’s gorgeous purple flowers grace the road ways as you travel through the streets where I live and since it is in bloom during the spring months only, it’s a site to be seen for sure.

I considered creating a look inspired by the Jacaranda that graces Maui islanders each year, but realized that it is not the only purple love I look forward to each time.  While you will not find Wisteria Trees here in the islands (unless someone is able to plant one successfully), it is one of my favorites and I based this super simple makeup look after it.

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Creating this look was simple and it’s all about blending and a soft wash of color.  I wanted this look to have hues of purple and pink for a Spring look that is sweet and definitely wearable.  To create the eye makeup – I used the Coastal Scents Revealed 3 palette and applied washes of color using my blending brush.  Using hues of purple, pink and soft shimmery champagne, I was able to create this look quickly without thinking about it.  Adding a black winged liner and a pink rose lip and the look was complete.

  • Eye Shadow primer:  Laura Mercier Eye Primer
  • Eye Shadow Palette:  Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette
  • Eye Liner:  NYC (New York Color) Liquid liner
  • Mascara / Lashes:  Benefit Roller Girl Mascara and Ardell Demi Whispies 120 Lashes
  • Lips:  LA Splash Smitten Lip Tint Liquid Lipstick in Love Good

Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette

I wanted the focus of this look to be the colors of the Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette.  I have had this palette for a few weeks now and since I own all three of them that Coastal Scents has released, I figured I would chit chat a bit about them.  Revealed 3 offers stunning and gorgeous shades that include hues of purples.  This palette was probably the one I was most attracted to because of the purple hues and purples are not only my favorite shade of color, I tend to love to use purple eye shadow a lot since it brings out my eyes.

Coastal Scents Revealed 3

Like it’s original counter parts, Coastal Scents Revealed 3 ($19.95) offers 20 shades in one palette and includes a combination of mattes, shimmer and satin shades.  I wish there were a better selection of matte shades included, but overall – the color range is gorgeous.  This palette however in comparison to the others is probably the most powdery when it comes to shadows.  I noticed that the shadows itself are much softer than the other palettes so I must take precaution when dipping my brush in to pick up color.  I also noticed that while the shades are gorgeous, some of them take more effort and layering when packing on color and they definitely need to be built up to get the desired effect.  Overall, I think I’ll still get lots of use out of this palette and I’m glad I got it on sale, but in comparison to the others, this one is not my #1 fav – which I’m bummed about since the colors alone would have made this my #1 very easily.

Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Swatches

Now, since I discussed #3 I wanted to show swatches of #2 as well since I never got around to doing so.  The Coastal Scents Revealed 2 palette ($19.95) is gorgeous and offers soft hues of rose tones which is quite flattering on many people.

Coastal Scents Revealed Palettes

As you can see from all of the Revealed Palettes (pictured above), they all offer different shade ranges which I think works well for many looking to have a broad range of neutral-like shadows.  Revealed 2 has similar shades in it to that from the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, though I wouldn’t necessarily call them dupes.  I will make note however and state that if you are looking to create similar looks that the UD Naked 3 can and not break the bank, this palette would be a great one.

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 swatches

The Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette has gorgeous shades but I notice while they are buttery they pick up color nicely and are not as powdery as Revealed 3.  I have discussed the Coastal Scents Revealed 1 many many times, so I do not have swatches of that palette here, but overall – I think it is my favorite and if you love Urban Decay’s Original Naked Palette, I think you will surely enjoy the 1st Edition Revealed Palette as well.

Overall – I do really enjoy all of the palettes from the Coastal Scents Revealed line.  Though some more than others, I know that I will get some use from these products and have been liking them for looks that are both wearable and sultry.  I particularly love the shade range since they offer neutral type shades without being all brown and gold.

So, what is your favorite flower for Spring?  Are there any florals that will be inspiring makeup looks for you?  Do you think that makeup inspires your creativity for makeup looks as the Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette inspired me?  Comment below and chit chat with me!

Happy Spring!

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Spring flowers and refreshing showers!  I am so excited Spring is finally here.  For me, Spring is the time of year where I embrace my more natural side wearing minimal makeup or a soft eye look that looks effortless and is easy to create.  Since I’m a busy mom and constantly on the run, I am always on the hunt for a makeup look and brand that will provide me “easy mommy makeup” that caters to my style and my skin’s needs.  Today, I have teamed up with the lovely ladies of The Beauty Council in collaboration with Glo Minerals to bring you gorgeous Spring looks for the season.

Glo Minerals

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With my sensitive skin, I’m constantly adapting to new products or changing my needs as I feel required.  The same goes for makeup for when the seasons change, so does my makeup routine.  From deep, sultry, smoky eyes I tend to switch things up a bit and concentrate on looks that are quick, effortless and allow me to be done in a hurry.  Most of my Spring routine consists of mascara and a lippy or a soft highlight, but when time allows, I love to add just a touch of drama to pull the look all together.

Boho Chic Makeup with Glo Minerals
For my look today I chose to use Glo Minerals for a soft and sweet Boho Chic inspired look.  This look is all about the blending and each shade is applied with a blending brush to create a soft look that is both wearable and easy.  The goal for this look is to create added dimension while still giving your overall appearance an almost “no makeup” look.

As with any of my makeup looks, I start with a moisturized face that also includes sunscreen since I plan to take advantage of the sunshine that Spring shared with us.  Since I do not use foundation, I started on with my eye makeup.

Glo Minerals Eye Shadows

Next, I applied an eye shadow primer to my eye lids to keep my eye shadow in place so it will last all day and night through the warmer  and humid weather.  I used Glo Minerals Eye Shadows in Twig (blended into my crease and used as transition between my crease and browbone shade), Haze (swept under my brow bone for a natural highlight) and Sand Pebble (applied on my lid and inner corner for a soft shimmery pop of color) and Orchid (blended softly into my crease to create definition).

Once I finished applying the eye shadow, to keep with a more natural look, I decided I would apply two coats of my favorite mascara and let my lashes peek through instead of applying eye liner like I would normally.

Glo Minerals blush

To add a soft touch of flush to my cheeks, I applied Glo Minerals Blush in Papaya.  With a fluffy brush I swept the shade over the apples of my cheeks, blending it out so that the shade would offer a soft kissed glow to the look.

Glo Minerals Candle Dual Shimmer

For a soft glow and a little highlight, I took a soft large face brush and swirled both sides together of the Glo Minerals Candle Dual Shimmer compact.  With a light hand I swept the brush along my cheek bones for the perfect highlight.

A cool note is that Glo donates a portion of the proceeds from sales of the Candle Dual Shimmer to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Way to Go!

Glo Minerals Suede Matte Stick

To add a subtle shade to my puckers, I used Glo Minerals Suede Matte Stick in Bliss and applied directly to my lips.  This lipstick feels like satin on the lips, applies wonderfully and has lasting color.  If you are a matte lipstick lover like I am, you will surely love this one.  It’s a great nude if you want something to add a little “Your lips but better” to your pout.

Conditioning ingredients include:  Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Mango Seed Oil and Shea Butter. 

Glo Minerals Eye Shadows
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Glo Minerals Blush | Dual Shimmer | Suede Matte Stick

Since I have really sensitive skin I am always looking for products that provide great skin loving benefits.  Glo Minerals offers mineral makeup that is designed especially for skincare professionals and their clients.  Their formulations provide coverage, UV and environmental protection and offer a wide spectrum of mineral pigments.  Each product is formulated without Talc and since they are non-comedogenic, Glo Minerals is an ideal choice for me and my sensitive skin.

Since my skin can go crazy on me while transitioning between seasons, I’m always looking for a cosmetic product that will not cause it to stress out.  I am loving the powerful blend of antioxidants Vitamins A, C, E and Green Tea Extract that you can find in their products as well as UVA and UVB broad spectrum sun protection.  These products are definitely a great addition to anyone’s makeup arsenal, but for me, I find these make for great wearable shades and provide my skin with the love it needs during the Spring months and year round.

What I love is that Glo Minerals is perfect for different skin tones and ages.  Looking for more inspiration?  The lovely ladies of The Beauty Council have also put together wonderful looks and pictorials using Glo Minerals.  Search hashtags: #glominerals #thebeautycouncil and #getGLOing on Social Media for photos and links and check out what they have in store for you too.

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So what is your go-to makeup look for Spring?  Do you like a soft and neutral look or something bold and dramatic?  Do you switch up your makeup style during different seasons?

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Woohoo – Spring is starting to show its colors and I’m loving the scent of the sweet smelling flora that’s blooming near me.  When I think of Spring, I think of bright shades, hot neon tones and simple looks that make a statement.  Today I bring to you a Spring inspired makeup look along with my girls from the Beauty Blogger Collaboration.  This look features the bright and bold shades from the Urban Decay Electric palette – it’s debut here on my site and YouTube channel.  This look, while offering a bold statement – is quite easy to achieve and I hope you enjoy it!  Welcome Spring!

Electric Avenue spring makeup look

Be sure to check out my tutorial (embedded below) on how to create this look, or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.

This is the first time I have used the Electric Palette for a makeup look posted to my blog or YouTube channel so when I thought about the look I wanted to create for this collaboration, it immediately stood out to me as the makeup I wanted to use.  This look is bold… and as a child of the 80s, it reminds me of big haired rocker bands or bermuda shorts with bold neon shades.  I absolutely love it.

Electric Avenue spring makeup look

Products used to create this look:

  • Eye shadow primer – Milani Eye Shadow primer
  • Brow highlight – Milani Brow & Eye Highlighter in 01 Matte Beige
  • Eye shadows (base shades) – Faint (UD Naked Basics) applied as transition shade, W.O.S. applied above transition shade to blend and apply a highlight shade, Foxy & W.O.S. blended together as the lid shade.
  • NYX Eye shadow base in white – applied on the upper lash line to create a base for Thrash (yellow shade)
  • Eye shadows (colorful shades) Thrash (UD Electric Palette) applied over the white base to create the graphic liner, Fringe (applied on lower lash line), Freak applied to the inner corner of the eye and inner third of the lower lash, Savage applied to the outer third of the inner lash line, below Fringe to create a purple/hot pink shade.  Blend Savage with Fringe to create this effect.
  • Eye liner – Kat Von D Tattoo Eye liner in Trooper applied to the upper lash line to create the bold winged liner and Jordana 12 Hour Made to last liner used to line upper and lower waterline and lightly applied to lower lash line.
  • Mascara – Covergirl Clump Crusher by Lashblast in blackest black
  • Lashes – Ardell Demi Whispies 120.  If you want a bolder look, you can also apply something much more dramatic
  • Lips – MAC Cremestick Lip liner in Beurre and L.A. Girl Glazed lip paint in Babydoll

Electric Avenue spring makeup look

Don’t forget to check out the video as I take you step by step on how I created the eye look you see here.  And, stop on by the links below and show my girls from the Beauty Blogger Collab some love.  Check out their Spring inspired makeup and manis.  I hope you enjoyed this look and tutorial!  Are you excited for Spring?  What colors will you be rocking out this season?

Signature Honey

 

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From four leaf clovers to large pots of gold… Saint Patrick’s Day has been filled with fun for all – not just the Irish.  While I believe that a persons’ luck comes from hard work, I also believe in good luck as well… and you can still find me searching for a four leaf clover or wondering if there really is a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow.   In years past I have celebrated with fun makeup looks and bold bright greens but this year, I wanted it to be something anyone could wear… a look that was simple to recreate but still offers a statement.  Today I bring to you my St. Patrick’s Day makeup and nails, in collaboration with the beauties from The Beauty Blogger Collab.  Be sure to stop by and check out all the pretty looks these ladies have created and show them some love too.

I filmed a tutorial for my eye look which you can find here, or check out the video embedded below.  The steps are easy and I’m using a mixture of drugstore and high end product to create it.

St. Patrick's Day makeup

A full list of products is posted below!  Remember to use the products you have on hand that are similar in shade or adapt the look and taper it for you specifically.

  • Brows – Jordana FabuBrow Eye Brow Pencil in 05 Soft Brown and set with NYX Control Freak Eye Brow Gel
  • Face – Pacifica Alight Multi-Mineral BB Cream
  • Eye Shadow Primer – Milani Eye Shadow Primer
  • Eye Shadows – Milani Bella Eyes Bella Caffe (transition), Milani Bella Eyes Bella Taupe (crease shade), L’Oreal Infalliable Shadow Amber Rush (lid shade), Colour Pop Shameless (lower lash line and outer v / outer crease), Milani Bella Eyes Bella Emerald (outer v / outer crease)
  • Eye liner – Milani Supreme Kohl Kajal (waterline/tightline), Kat Von D Tattoo Eye liner in Trooper (winged liner), Smashbox 3D Always Sharp liner in Billionaire (upper lash line used above the black winged liner for a pop of color)
  • Lashes – Cover Girl Clump Crusher Mascara (upper and lower lashes), Ardell Demi Whispies 120, KISS Aloe Black Glue
  • Blush – Milani Rose Petal Blush in Warm Petals (limited edition)
  • Highlight – Mirabella Mineral Highlighting Powder in Swirling Pearl (applied on the cheeks, forehead, cupids bow, etc.)
  • Lips – Jordana Rock n Rose Easy Liner lip liner and Jordana Modern Matte Lipstick in Matte Bare 01

St. Patrick's Day Makeup

Now,  wasn’t about to leave out my nail loving friends.  We all know I’m a bit nail art challenged, so I went with what I know.  To create this simple nail look, I used China Glaze Rare & Radiant which is a Color Shift / duo chrome type of polish that goes between green and gold with a slight blue hue.  I topped that polish off with ILNP’s Supernova flakies polish to add to the crazy green and gold effect.  If you are a bit nail art challenged as I am, I think something simple like that will work.  It kind of reminds me of Mardi Gras. lol

St. Patrick's Day inspired nails

I hope you guys enjoyed my inspired makeup and nail look for St. Patty’s Day.  I wanted both to be easy to create for anyone and you can’t go wrong with something that takes a few minutes to complete.  Don’t forget to stop by my video and check out the tutorial for the makeup look if you haven’t already – you can find that here.  Stop by my Instagram and keep up with me there for new photos, posted daily and be sure to say hi on Twitter and Facebook too.

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For more inspired makeup and nails – be sure to check out the links to the lovely ladies below and see what kind of awesome they have waiting for you too.

 


Romantic Sparkle New Year's Eve Makeup look

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Seriously, where did the year go?  I can’t believe I’m sitting here at my desk typing a post about New Year’s Eve Makeup and I could have swore I just did this a year ago. lol  All kidding aside, it has been quite a year of reflection, positive and negative changes in my life and everything in between, but I eagerly welcome a new year filled with its many blessings I call life.  Today I bring to you a New Year’s Eve Makeup Tutorial in collaboration with some of my gorgeous friends from The Beauty Council.  Many of us are including some gorgeous products from Mirabella Cosmetics, so I’m so eager to see all the different creations that the ladies put together.  Without further adieu, let’s get with it!

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For New Year’s Eve looks, I usually will add in something blue or silver, but this year I decided I would use blue and gold as accents in my look – more so for my outfit.  My little sister Harmony found me the perfect scarf that is not only fashionable but cozy and warm.  Since I figured out the accessory for my look, I opted to go for a romantic look featuring warm bronze and brown shades and created a smoky, sexy, sultry eye look with nude lips to compliment my scarf.

Romantic Sparkle New Year's Eve Makeup look

For those of you that are looking for an eye look that will have a bold statement without having a bold color like blue or silver shadow, I think this would be a great look.  Check out my video tutorial embedded below or click here to watch directly on YouTube.  All products used as well as photos are posted below.

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Romantic Sparkle New Year's Eve Makeup look

Products used for this look:

With a soft sultry look like this one, I wanted to make sure that I had products that would add a little sexy and these products from Mirabella Cosmetics are perfect to complete the look.

  • Luminosity Colour Luxe Lip Gloss- retails for $26 USD
  • Myth Visionary Long Wear Eyeshadow- retails for $29 USD
  • Swirling Pearl Brilliant Highlighting Powder- retails for $40 USD

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Romantic Sparkle New Year's Eve Makeup look

My goal for this look was to ensure it would be easy to create, but that it would last through the Holiday festivities.  Eating, drinking and talking… sipping on some Crystal… spending time and popping fireworks with our children.  I paired this look with a soft nude lip because I knew it would be low maintenance and easy to reapply if needed.  I also wanted to add warmth and drama to the eyes.  This sexy smoky eye is easy to achieve but definitely something that will work with all eye colors and add some sexy to your New Year’s Eve look.

Romantic Sparkle New Year's Eve Makeup look

Happy Holidays and Happy New Year to all of you from my house to yours! 2014 has been a fabulous year and I’m so thankful for new blogger friends, YouTube friends and everyone for their support on my blogging and vlogging journey.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart <3 Best Wishes to all of you for a fabulous 2015 with many blessings and lots of love!

xo

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Don’t forget to stop on by the other links posted below… check out what some of my girls from The Beauty Council put together for New Years Eve Looks too!

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Oh Fall, how I love thee… let me count the ways. lol  Hawaii is not much for seasons changing, but Fall means that we have cooler weather and sometimes rainy days – which I love.  During this season, I have an addiction with bold smoky eyes, dramatic lips and MAC’s Blue Brown Pigment.  This pigment has been a favorite of mine for many many years and it’s one that I will consistently pull for during the fall season.  While many think it’s a dramatic color, it reminds me of warmth, mint chocolate chip cocoa and gorgeous brown eyes that sparkle.  Because of this, I decided I would use this pigment in a Fall inspired makeup tutorial.  I also wanted to create this look because I think these colors are the perfect combination of makeup for brown eyes.  I hope you guys enjoy it 🙂

fall inspired makeup using MAC blue brown

Creating this look is very easy but since you are working with a pigment, you will want to take your time a bit.  Be sure to check out my makeup tutorial embedded below, or click here to watch this makeup tutorial directly on YouTube.

This look is perfect for those with brown eyes.  I love using warm rich burgundy and bronze shades to create fall looks because it really adds a sultry and sexy look.  However, if you are looking to do something a little more wearable with the blue/brown shade, try adding softer hues like cream and vanilla toned shades.fall inspired makeup using MAC blue brown

If you don’t have MAC’s Blue Brown Pigment, find a shadow with a blue/teal and brown shift. While I’m sure there are other dupes on the market for this costly pigment, you could easily use the Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Palette to create a similar look.  The Dark brown / blue shift shade (definer/right column) is a dupe for MAC’s blue brown pigment and the whole palette retails for $5.00 or less.

fall inspired makeup using MAC blue brown

To create this look I am using the following products on my eyes:

  • Maybelline Color Tattoo Leather in Creamy Beige
  • Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette: Salted Caramel (transition as well as applied to lower lash line), Semi-Sweet (Crease shade – blended well as well as applied to lower lash line), White Chocolate (highlight on browbone), Champagne Truffle (inner corner highlight), Cherry Cordial (used to deepen the outer v or outer corner of the eye for definition)
  • MAC’s Blue Brown Pigment applied wet with MAC’s 252 Brush (spray with fix +)
  • Mally Evercolor Waterproof Liner in Midnight (waterline, tightline and lower lash line)
  • Cailyn Gel Eyeliner in black (upper lash line with wing)
  • Mascara / Lashes – L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga mascara layered with Jordana Best Lash Volumizing Mascara and topped with Kiss EZ Lashes in 05

fall inspired makeup using MAC blue brown

I am using the following products on my face and lips:

  • Olay Total Effects 7 in One CC Cream blended onto the skin lightly with a beauty blender
  • Benefit Hoola Bronzer for Contour and Warmth
  • Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette:  Dim Light (applied like a setting powder) then Radiant light (applied to warm up the face)
  • MAC’s Melba Blush – applied to the top of my cheek bones
  • Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Shimmer Palette in Photobomb (applied as a highlight)
  • Jordana EZ Liner Lip liner in Tawny
  • Urban Decay Revolution Lipstick in Rapture

Want to switch up the lips to a darker shade?  Use J.Cat’s Wonder Lip Paint in Queen of Hearts or a dark vampy burgundy or red shade to switch it up.

fall inspired makeup using MAC blue brown

 

I hope you enjoyed the makeup tutorial.  Wishing you all a wonderful fall.

Signature Honey

Bella Beauty

I am absolutely ecstatic that Fall is just about here.  I know, I know… I love Summer, but honestly – I look forward to every season as it makes its way and Fall is one of my favorites because I love the makeup and fashion trends.  In collaboration with my friend Beth (Pearlznlacebybethk), I am bringing to you another makeup tutorial.  This is my first fall inspired makeup tutorial – however, we also decided that we would use Milani’s Bella Navy as a common factor in our makeup looks.  She will be creating a Day Time look using the shade as well as other drug store priced items and I have created the Night look.  For years now, I’ve been quite fascinated with adding the “Pop of Color” on the lower lash line, but didn’t think about using a dark blue until I seen Kendra from Citizen’s of Beauty post a look.  Needless to say, I was inspired by her to use a rich blue as she did (you can see her look here), so I hope that I was able to pull it off.  Check out the makeup tutorial I created for this look, pictures and a list of products used below.  If you would like to watch the tutorial directly on YouTube, click here.

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Bella Beauty Fall Makeup Look

Products used to create this look 

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Eye shadows used in the look

  • Milani Brow & Eye Highlight – Vanilla
  • Milani Bella Cappuccino shadow
  • Milani Bella Espresso shadow
  • Milani Bella Bronze shadow
  • Milani Bella Charcoal shadow
  • Milani Bella Ivory shadow
  • Milani Bella Navy shadow
  • Milani Bella Chiffon shadow

Urban Decay 24/7 Pencil liner in Binge

Jordana Fabuliner in Black

Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Liquid Eyeliner in Black Point

L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga and Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara

KISS 11 Lashes

Milani Color Statement Lip Liner in All Natural

Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Nude Creme

NYX Butter Gloss in Angel Food Cake

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On my face, I used a few products to warm up my complexion as well as blush and highlight but I did not mention it in the video.  Those products are:

  • Milani Matte Baked Bronzer in Sienna
  • Milani Luminoso Baked Blush
  • Milani Mosaic Face Powder in Amber Nectar
  • On my brows I am using the Milani Brow & Shape Wax and Milani Bella Cappuccino Shadow to color my brows in

Milani Bella Navy

As you can see from the tutorial, this look is simple to create but definitely has a statement.  I can’t wait to try out the lid shades I used with a purple as my pop of color on the lower lash line.  I think that while it can be a bit bold and edgy – it’s still very wearable and can be worn day or night.  You can deepen the lid shade and use a black or darker brown to create a more sultry and sexy night look as well.

Milani Bella Navy

Fall Inspired Makeup

Fall inspired makeup

Hope you enjoyed this look.  Don’t forget to head over to Beth’s blog to check out her day look also using Bella Navy from Milani in a different way.

Day and Night Makeup Look

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The Beauty Council

 

First off… I have a lesson for you before getting into the look.  I am so excited to  introduce you to The Beauty Council, a new group that consists of beauty and lifestyle bloggers that have come together to bring you beauty in all forms, shapes and sizes.  I’m thankful to be a part of this elite bunch of lovelies that will bring to you a new series of looks and posts two times a month featuring an array of inspirations.  You can expect us to cover beauty and makeup trends, inspired looks, collections of favorite products and everything else I haven’t mentioned.  This time around, The Beauty Council takes on the VMA’s (Video Music Awards) from 2014 and looks that are speaking to our souls.  Check out all the lovely ladies and their fabulous recreations (links below).

If you know anything about me… it’s that I’m a huge believer that every woman should have at least one red lipstick in her makeup arsenal.  Red lips offer a huge statement and in my opinion say that you are “Confident, Sexy, Sultry, Daring and Showstopping”…. plus countless other things. lol Rita Ora really wowed me at this years VMA’s with her statement red lips and bold lashes and because of that I used her makeup that she wore on the red carpet as inspiration for my look.

Rita Ora VMA 2014

Rita’s look screams “timeless” to me.  While red lips can be a bit too daring for some, I think that it can be a bold statement for many and done up the right way – it’s glamorous and beautiful.  Besides the bold red lips she wore on camera, she also had rich black winged liner and fabulous spike-like lashes.  Check out my video tutorial for this look embedded below or click here to watch it directly on YouTube.

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Rita Ora VMA's 2014 Red Carpet

Products used on my eyes and how to get the look

  • Milani Bella Taupe Bella Eyes Gel Powder Shadow – this shadow was used to fill in my eye brows to make them look darker and more defined.
  • Milani Brow Wax was then applied on my brows to keep my brow hair in place.
  • Maybelline Color Tattoo Leather in Creamy Beige (80) was then applied to the lid from lash line to the crease and blended out well with my finger.  This color is used as my base and primer.
  • Milani Bella Caffe Eye Shadow was then applied to my eye lids with a fluffy brush and blended into the crease so that there are no harsh lines.  This shadow is used as a base lid shade and is similar to my natural skin tone.
  • Milani Brow & Eye Highlight Pencil 01 – I apply Matte Beige to my brow bone to highlight below the arch of my brow.  I blend this creamy pencil well so that there are no harsh lines but making sure I still have a soft highlight.  Then I take the opposite side of the pencil in High Glow in the inner corner of my eyes as a base for the shadow I’ll be laying down shortly.
  • Milani Bella Chiffon Eye Shadow was then applied with my finger to the inner corner of my eyes over High Glow (Milani Brow & Eye Highlight Pencil).
  • Jordana Fabuliner Liquid Felt Tip liner was then applied to the upper lash line.  I created a small but defined wing and a thin liner on my lid.
  • Jordana 12 Hour Made to Last Waterproof Liquid Pencil liner in Black Point was then applied to my inner rim (tight line) to give my lashes a thicker look.  I would normally apply this before my liquid liner, but I forgot.
  • I then curl my lashes and apply two coats of L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara.  Once that’s done, I apply a set of lashes from ebay (sorry – I do not have a name for them, but they had the spike like look I was aiming to achieve).

Rita Ora VMA's 2014

Products used on my face / lips and how to get the look

  • Olay Total Effects 7-in-One CC Cream was applied to my face and neck area to help even out my skin tone, protect my skin with SPF as well as moisturize.  I applied this product with my fingers.
  • I then applied NYX Matte Bronzer in Deep and used this product to contour my face, defining my cheek bones and applying to the temples of my forehead, along my hair line and on my jaw bone.
  • Milani Rose Powder blush in Romantic Rose was applied with a stippling brush to my cheeks and blended up towards the top of my cheek bones
  • Wet n Wild’s Centerstage Fergie Shimmer Palette in Photobomb was applied to the high points of my face and cheeks to give my face a soft golden glow.
  • Milani Color Statement Lip liner in True Red was applied to my lips – lining my lips on my natural lip line and then slightly filling in my lips.  Then pursing my lips together to distribute the color.
  • Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Ruby Valentine was then applied to my lips.
  • To finish the look, I applied Milani Brilliant Shine lip gloss in Red My Lips to add a nice shine.

Rita Ora inspired makeup look

The look is now complete!

Rita Ora VMA's 2014 Makeup

I hope you all enjoyed my recreation of Rita Ora’s VMA’s 2014 Red Carpet look.  Don’t forget to check out the other gorgeous recreations by my lovelies from The Beauty Council (links below).  If you haven’t already – check out my tutorial for this look, which can be found here.

Signature Honey


“Love; True love is magic. Not just any magic,

the most powerful magic of all.

It creates happiness.”

It’s no secret that I’m a hopeless romantic.  Disney movies, love stories, soul mates – they are all things I believe in and having found my own Happily Ever After… I whole heartily know that true love exists.  I also know that sometimes it doesn’t just happen over night and it takes time and patience.  Because of this – I have always been fond of love stories, Disney tales that promise forever with true loves kiss and Prince Charming who comes and saves the day.  Call me a kid at heart, but all of these stories had to come from somewhere.

Regina the Evil Queen

“Once Upon a Time…”

After lots of planning, my friend Beth and I decided to collaborate and bring to you inspired makeup looks from the T.V. show Once Upon a Time.  I chose Regina, The Evil Queen.  Let’s face it, she’s literally the epitome of beauty.  While her evil demeanor makes for a great story line, she is much more than her character is often portrayed.  She does care, is not as heartless as she would like people to think and at the end of the day – she just wants to be loved.  She has had a variety of makeup looks and costumes through out the seasons, but I wanted to create a look that spoke sultry and sinister all at the same time.  I didn’t have much to work with and didn’t want to buy any costumes, so I utilized what I had to create a similar or inspired look to the one pictured below.  While my costume does look different, I still wanted to portray a similar look for this video and tutorial, so I squeezed into the smallest, tightest dress I had – it was a task, I’m not gonna lie. lol  Check out my makeup tutorial embedded below or click here to watch directly on YouTube.  Be sure to keep scrolling to check out all the photos, but beware – I wanted to share as much as I could with you… so this post is pic heavy.

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This image is from Pinterest – I own no rights to this image.
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Products used:

Brows – Cailyn Gelux Brow Gel

Eye shadow Primer – Urban Decay Primer Potion

Shadows –

  • Coastal Scents Revealed Palette (2nd row – 3rd shadow from the left – taupe/silver shade)
  • Urban Decay Naked Palette ( Gunmetal, Creep, Buck, Virgin)

Eye liner –

  • Urban Decay 24/7 Velvet liner in Black Velvet
  • Urban Decay 24/7 Liquid Liner in Perversion

Mascara –

  • L’Oreal Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara
  • Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara
  • KISS 11 Lashes – similar to Ardell Demi Whispies

Once Upon a Time Regina

Contour/bronzer – NYX Matte Bronzer in Deep

Highlight – Laura Geller Baked Highlighter Duo / French Vanilla

Blush – MAC Sunbasqe sheertone blush

Lips –

  • Mary Kay Plum Lip liner
  • Hourglass Icon Liquid lipstick
  • Urban Decay Lip Crayon in Theodora

Finishing Powder – Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette (Dim Light)

Regina Evil Queen

While Regina (Lana Parrilla) wore many different looks, her most dramatic ones are always the ones that catch my eye.  I created a dramatic silver/chrome smoky eye with a brown transition to add warmth to the look.  While this look is dramatic and sultry – it’s still very wearable and easy to create.

Regina the Queen Smokey eye

While I do think that sultry dark dramatic smoky eyes are sexy – not many like to rock it out with a bold red lip and my lips are certainly bold. lol  You can mix up the look by using a nude lipstick.  In my July Favorites video – I am using the same eye look but wearing Pops from NYX.  Check out the video here to see a different way you can wear this eye makeup look.

Regina The Queen

Do you like the scenery for my photos – the ones where I’m wearing the cape?  I want to thank my sissy Harmony for coming and helping me film my intro/outro for my tutorial as well as taking my photos for me.  We had to hike through the rain forest to get to our location… while we certainly enjoyed ourselves and our sisterly bonding time, it was definitely a journey in the very hot Hawaii heat.  I’m very thankful for all her help in putting this together.  Thanks Harmy!

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

 

“And she lived… Happily Ever After!”

 

 

I hope you guys enjoyed the video and the photos.  Thanks for taking the time to read, watch and check it all out.

Signature Honey